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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Oct 26, 2011 8:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: hilarious

just saw this on another site...Poll: Should Jerry have let Bob practice his slide guitar playing on stage?
Yes. Slinky Bob's slide playing sounds super!
Yes. I like it when Bob's guitar sounds like street cats making love.
Yes. At least it kept Bob from spitting for a moment.
Hell No! I'd rather hear Donna caterwauling at the end of a Playin' jam.
Undecided at the moment. Let me go check out the 5/5/78 Weirwolves of London encore and get back to you.
No comment.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 26, 2011 8:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hilarious

i've often changed my opinion on this. the final consensus is.....bob was a shitty slide player. great rhythm player, shitty slide player.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Oct 26, 2011 9:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hilarious

I still love his wacky awful ear bleeding solo from the 1988-03-27 LRR. I recall tripping on acid playing this as loud as I could laughing hysterically at my non dead head friends wondering if I'll ever turn that awful shit down.

Love me some wacky obnoxious soundin bobby.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 27, 2011 8:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hilarious

"I recall tripping on acid playing this as loud as I could laughing hysterically at my non dead head friends wondering if I'll ever turn that awful shit down."

and you wonder why you don't know more deadheads in person lol

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Oct 27, 2011 8:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hilarious

lmao. Guilty as charged.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Oct 27, 2011 7:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hilarious

I can do without Bob's slide solos most of the time, but his contributions on the Scarlet>Fire from 12/16/78 are noteworthy. Check out the final few minutes of Scarlet.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-12-16.sonyecm250-no-dolby.walker-scotton.miller.82212.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 27, 2011 9:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hilarious

hmm, i really didn't hear anything to worthy of praise there from bob. one small praise i can make, is that his slide playing here, is not way out front and obnoxious. he's clearly listening to the other band members, and layering some licks on top. his subtle playing works so much better than when he tries to be a rock star. that being said, what he adds is very minimal and not impressive at all imo. i'm not trying to be an arsehole, but i could play something much better than that on the spot, and i'm not even a professional musician. had he not been playing slide, i am sure he could have contributed in a much better way. you can't just decide to learn slide one day on stage and expect to be good at it.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Oct 27, 2011 10:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hilarious

Well, I'll just say that that's one of my favorite Scarlet> Fires, and that Bob's slide playing is not the reason why. However, what I think is noteworthy in this version is that his slide-work is both subtle and tasteful. Where he goes astray is when he tries to do slide solos.